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How Nelson Mandela Walked Away From Violence and Hate

Mahatma Gandhi's teachings of pacifism helped reshape Mandela's initially violent political views.

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"I Am a Jelly Donut" and 7 Other Embarrassing Diplomatic Faux Pas

50 years after John F. Kennedy’s historic “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, here are some of the world’s embarrassing and slightly hilarious diplomatic moments.

Dolce & Gabbana Might Be Going to Jail

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of Dolce & Gabbana luxury fashion label, were sentenced to 20 months in prison for tax avoidance. Will they ever see a jail cell?
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Gender Wage Gap: Why It's a Myth

We are all told time and time again that women earn on average 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. Recent Census data shows that is not just a nefarious ploy against women.
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Hong Kong Denies Filipino Maid Permanent Residency

A Filipino woman who has been in Hong Kong for 27 years is ineligible for permanent residency because she's a maid. The country should provide ways for foreign workers to gain residency.
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6 Chinese New Year Customs and Facts You Never Knew

Lion Dancing, Firecrackers, and Red Envelopes have become highly visible customs and symbols of Chinese New Year. Here are some less recognizable ones.

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More Uncertainty for an Independent Scotland in the European Union

The first minister of Scotland dismissed concerns that an independent Scotland would be forced to join the Euro single currency, raising further concerns about independence preparations
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Romney China Policy: Why China Wants a Mitt Romney Victory

With such a tough and critical stance on China, it is surprising that many within China's central government are privately hoping that Romney does win the election.
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Steve Wozniak Seeks Australian Citizenship: America May Lose Yet Another Billionaire

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak announced plans to acquire Australian citizenship. Relaxed, not stricter citizenship laws are needed to combat growing U.S. emigration.
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Missing Chinese Vice President: Disappearance of VP Xi Jinping Fuels the Fire of Chinese Political Woes

Recent news reports saying that presumptive president to be and current Vice President Xi Jinping of China having “disappeared” add further complications to China's tense political engine.

Henry Cavill in Man of Steel Will Make An Awesome Superman: Here Are Some More Comic Book Movies to Be Excited For

From 'Iron Man 3' to ' X-Men: Days of Future Past' to the Batman and 'Green Lantern' reboots, all you need to know about the upcoming films out of Marvel and DC Comics.

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First the LIBOR Scandal, and Now Standard Chartered Bank is Hiding 250 Billion in Deals With Iran

Not two months since the Barclays Libor rate-fixing fiasco comes a new banking scandal involving Standard Chartered, accused of hiding $250 billion worth of Iranian bank transactions.

Veep, The Office, and the 7 Best American Remakes of British TV Shows

The secret British origins of some of the most cherished 'American' TV shows. Decide for yourself which is better: the American remake or the British original?
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Nelson Mandela Day 2012: 7 South African Heroes Who Have Changed the World

In celebration of International Mandela Day here is a look at some of South Africa's other heroes and their contributions to both to South Africa and the world.
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US Debt Crisis Can Be Resolved If We Follow China Economic Growth Policy

A shift in Chinese investment trends towards public services companies have been met with different responses by the US and EU. Who then is most at risk? And what are the advantages?

London Pride 2012 Leaves LGBTs Asking If Gay Pride Parades Have Lost All Meaning

This year's London Gay Pride was met with disaster after disaster. As a result I'm left with questioning its relevance. What do you think? Has Gay Pride lost its meaning?

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London Olympics Guide 2012: How to Survive the Tube This Summer

With the 2012 Summer Olympics fast approaching, really get ahead of the games by familiarizing yourself with some one of the unspoken rules of London's transportation system.
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Britain Passes Reform of House of Lords, But Now Stands in Limbo

A scheduled vote yesterday to drastically reform the UK's upper house of government has ignited internal power struggles within the government.